Maharishi Vastu Architecture Prioritizes Residents’ Health

This building style intends to create cosmic harmony

After studying Maharishi Vastu architecture (MVA) for 40 years, Jon Lipman and a team of researchers found that the style can “boost residents’ mental health, improve their sleep, and lower their stress.” MVA’s principles include everything from orientation (in order to fully harness the sun’s energy) to specific proportions and placement of rooms, as well as the use of non-toxic materials in order to generate …

The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity Inspires Future Generations to Design a Better World

The new non-profit applies the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames to the challenges of today

In the 1960s, Ray and Charles Eames undertook a project for the National Aquarium for which they installed 20 saltwater tanks in their office. The plan exemplified the iconic duo’s brilliant thought processes and went on to inspire the designers to approach their work more sustainably, according to Llisa Demetrios, Chief Curator of the Eames Institute and granddaughter of Ray and Charles Eames. On one hand, the …

Customizing The World’s First Luxury 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Chair and Ottoman, Mishima

A lounge set inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities, designed in California

There are 250 potential combinations of carbon fiber, fabric and base materials for Mishima, a swooping 3D-printed chair and ottoman set. All of these options can be parsed through on one customization site, in a process as easy as it is inspiring. This chair-ottoman combination is the debut release of an on-demand furniture brand, also named Mishima, which developed the advanced additive manufacturing technology that …